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Morecambe 2-1 Newport County

George Tanner of Morecambe clears from George Nurse of Newport County
George Tanner of Morecambe clears from Newport County's George Nurse

Morecambe climbed off the bottom of League Two as John O'Sullivan struck the winner to stun Newport County.

Newport led early on as Taylor Maloney set up Joss Labadie to score.

Cole Stockton levelled after the break and John O'Sullivan finished off a fine move to give the hosts their fourth victory of the season.

The Shrimps' win meant Stevenage dropping to the foot of the table while Newport are five points off the play-offs after seven winless games.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn told BBC Sport Wales:

"I'm massively disappointed, the second-half performance was a disgrace.

"The first half, with the amount of chances we missed, I knew that was going to come back and haunt us.

"We should have been out of sight, we should have been 3-0 at half-time, then we missed another good chance at 1-0 and we got beat up, we got bullied off the park second half."

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 27Tanner
  • 5Old
  • 4Kenyon
  • 3Conlan
  • 14Brewitt
  • 7O'SullivanBooked at 41mins
  • 15WildigSubstituted forEllisonat 45'minutes
  • 19Mendes GomesSubstituted forCranstonat 90+1'minutes
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 8AlessandraSubstituted forStocktonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 9Stockton
  • 11Ellison
  • 23Brownsword
  • 24Miller
  • 28Da Silva Mendes
  • 33Cranston

Newport

  • 30Townsend
  • 12McNamaraBooked at 45mins
  • 25O'BrienSubstituted forInnissat 71'minutes
  • 28Demetriou
  • 3Haynes
  • 10Sheehan
  • 22MaloneySubstituted forBennettat 67'minutes
  • 16NurseSubstituted forAbrahamsat 71'minutes
  • 4Labadie
  • 11Matt
  • 9Amond

Substitutes

  • 1King
  • 8Dolan
  • 15Abrahams
  • 17Bennett
  • 21Collins
  • 24Poleon
  • 27Inniss
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
2,161

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 2, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Newport County 1.

Attempt missed. Ryan Inniss (Newport County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tristan Abrahams with a headed pass.

Hand ball by Cole Stockton (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jordan Cranston replaces Carlos Mendes Gomes.

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Inniss (Newport County).

Attempt blocked. Jamille Matt (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mickey Demetriou.

Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe).

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Mark Halstead (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Inniss (Newport County).

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 2, Newport County 1. John O'Sullivan (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin Ellison following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Inniss (Newport County).

Foul by Tom Brewitt (Morecambe).

Ryan Haynes (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. George Tanner (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Carlos Mendes Gomes.

Attempt blocked. Steven Old (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Mendes Gomes.

A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Newport County).

George Tanner (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tristan Abrahams replaces George Nurse.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Ryan Inniss replaces Mark O'Brien because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Newport County 1. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Scot Bennett replaces Taylor Maloney.

Foul by John O'Sullivan (Morecambe).

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Old.

Attempt blocked. Steven Old (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by John O'Sullivan with a cross.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Mark O'Brien.

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by John O'Sullivan with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Nick Townsend.

Attempt saved. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Carlos Mendes Gomes.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon22134539241543
2Exeter2211743125640
3Crewe21115538241438
4Cheltenham2199333171636
5Bradford2110652819936
6Forest Green2210662618836
7Northampton2210573223935
8Colchester2197529191034
9Plymouth209563022832
10Port Vale227962627-130
11Cambridge227782723428
12Scunthorpe227783028228
13Newport207761918128
14Salford226882431-726
15Leyton Orient226793037-725
16Walsall2266101930-1124
17Mansfield225892831-323
18Crawley225892633-723
19Oldham215882230-823
20Grimsby205692026-621
21Carlisle2256112035-1521
22Macclesfield205961922-318
23Morecambe2246121940-2118
24Stevenage2121091427-1316
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